The reregistration period opened today for South Sudan Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders to reregister to maintain their status.

Key points:

  • The South Sudan TPS designation has been extended for 18 months from Nov. 2, 2020, through May 2, 2022.
  • Current South Sudan TPS holders who want to maintain their status must reregister during the 60-day period from Nov. 2, 2020, through Jan. 4, 2021.
  • Those who reregister during the period and request an employment authorization document (EAD) will be issued an EAD with a May 2, 2022, expiration date. To avoid lapses of EADs, current EADs having an expiration date of Nov. 2, 2020, are automatically extended through May 1, 2021.
  • Details on reregistration procedures are available at

Background: The Department of Homeland Security previously announced the extension of the South Sudan TPS designation on its website. Today’s Federal Register publication formally announces the extension and details of the registration. The country was originally designated for TPS on Nov. 3, 2011, because of armed conflict, and has been redesignated several times, in 2014, 2016, 2017 and again in April 2019 through Nov. 2, 2020.

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